Format as NTFS on Mac?

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  1. AT0MAC macrumors regular

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    I have a drive I am selling to a Windows user and would like to make it ready to go for him - but how can I format as NTFS on my Mac, what utility software do I need?

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  4. GGJstudios, Jul 29, 2012
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you can.

    NTFS (Windows NT File System)
    • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
      [*]To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X, here are some alternatives:
      • For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon ($19.95) (Best Choice for Lion and Mountain Lion)
      • FUSE for OS X
      • For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
      • For 64-bit Snow Leopard, read this: MacFUSE for 64-bit Snow Leopard
      • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36).
      • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and Lion, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
    • Maximum file size: 16 TB
    • Maximum volume size: 256TB
    • You can use this format if you routinely share a drive with multiple Windows systems.
     
  5. AT0MAC thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you. Paragon's website look a little sketchy, but I guess they are a legitimate company?

    They seem to have the easiest to use software for this task.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Very legit. Good reputation. Many, many users. If it weren't, I wouldn't recommend it.
     
  7. Iansjones macrumors newbie

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    I use paragon and have for over a year now. It is great software and works very well.

    Thanks
     

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